I was given this camera (see subject) without a manual, and used the enclosed digi-USB cable supplied with it, and set the camera to "PC" but nothing comes up on my Mac desktop. I tried rebooting computer, turning camera On and Off... un and re-plugging cable; all the usual troubleshooting things.
Is this one of those "Windows only" situations? All I want to do is transfer pix to my computer (Mac G4, OSX 10.4.11) and even my cell phone comes right up on the screen! If this IS a PC only thing, is there anything I can get (different cable, etc) to "convert" so I can use this camera with my Mac??
Thank you in advance for your help!!!!
Sadly some makers think only Winderz get support. You might look in /Applications for Image Capture which comes with OS X If you still aren't seeing anything usable you might try Graphicconverter (shareware) GC is pretty good at pulling stuff out of grumpy devices
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You have put this question on a fixya.com website. This is a public forum where people like you and me put questions about our experiences with things around us. People who have a solution or want to share similar experiences then answer these questions. I think you need to contact GE to get the cable you need. This forum will not be able to provide that.
If you refer to page 64 of the manual (see link below) you will see how to connect to PC with the USB port. The other method is to print to a Pictbridge compatible printer. You will use the same USB cable to connect to the printer PictBridge port. (this is not the same as the printer USB port which connects Printer direct to computer). See page 68 of manual.
Hope this helps. So the same USB cable that came with the camera should be able to do both as per the manual that I downloaded from GE website. http://www.general-imaging.com/uploadedFiles/40_Support/User_Manuals/E1410SW/GE_E1410SW_UM_Eng.pdf
As soon as you connect a camera to a computer, it will stop working, because the USB connection will be used to charge the battery.
If your computer is not correct wired on the USB port, or when you are using a hub, without an external power supply, the battery will not be charged. So you end up with an empty battery and a camera that does not respond.
Try charging the battery on an external charger and remove the USB cable, before switching on the camera. Also check if the USB connector on the camera is free. Avoiding the camera to "think" there is still a USB cable connected.
Insert the recording media containing the pictures into the camera.
Depending on your camera, set the USB Connection or Transfer mode setting in the menu to the Mass Storage , Normal , or PTP .
Use the USB cable supplied with the camera to connect the camera to the computer. IMPORTANT:
through a USB hub or other USB device -- such as a printer or keyboard
-- is not supported and cannot be guaranteed. Connect the camera
directly to a USB port on the computer.
If the USB connection
from the camera is not recognized by the computer, disconnect the USB
cable and repeat steps 4 and 5 using a different USB Connection or Transfer mode setting. If the connection is still not recognized, further troubleshooting is available.
The computer will automatically install the USB driver for the camera.
When the camera connection is established, an AutoPlay window will appear.
In the AutoPlay window, click Import pictures .
In the Importing Pictures and Videos window, click the Import button. NOTE: After the pictures have been imported, the Windows Photo Gallery window will appear and display thumbnails of the imported images.
If this doesn't work there is an updated driver available
No man don't get the one with the type both end. the best opetion is go with your camera to the shop and make sure the cabel gieven to you enters the camera and the other end enters the computer. good luck